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7 Fun Facts About Babies Born in May

April (baby) showers bring May...babies! From birthstones to celebrity "twins", here are five fun facts about children born in May.

Updated May 1, 2024

April (baby) showers bring May flowers! Moms due in May typically celebrate their bundle-to-be the month before, boasting parties with floral themes and an overall springy atmosphere. After the light and airy celebration, sometimes accompanied by the clouds early spring can bring, comes the main event—the May babies! Bursting onto the scene during one of the most beautiful times of the year, babies born in May are special.

Fun Facts About May Babies

Here are some fun facts about your new May sweetheart!

Growth and Hope

Your newborn has, without a doubt, changed your life for the better. But that may be because your little one is naturally prone to sweet transformations! This symbolic month is named after the Roman deity Maia. According to The Old Farmers Almanac, Maia oversaw the progression of the plants and crops, making her the goddess of growth.1 Her name translates in English to the month we now know as May. This month, we see more colors blooming from the ground, taking us into sweet summertime. The sun begins to shine longer, giving you even more moments of the day to soak up that new baby smell!

The Bull and The Twins

Zodiac girl Taurus

Your new little love will fall into one of two zodiac signs that cover the month of May. If you give birth anywhere between May 1st and May 20th, they will fall under the sign of the Taurus. As an Earth Sign, they’re known to be practical and grounded. Unsurprisingly, a child of the bull would be stubborn, but that trait will often serve them well in life! You’ll always know where they stand, and they will be determined to succeed in most things they try. A Taurus baby is destined for greatness!

Zodiac gir Gemini

If you have a baby later in the month, May 21st through the 31st, they will fall under the Gemini sign. Gemini children are super adaptable. They are flexible and intelligent, allowing them to fit almost any situation. This sign is lovingly referred to as “the twins” because its suitors almost possess two different sides to themselves, allowing them to adapt perfectly to many different situations! The twin reference is just a cute saying unless you’re having two!

Green With . . . LOVE!

Emeral on White Background with Shadow.

Any new baby is as precious as a jewel, but your May baby is as special as an Emerald! A valuable stone that is fairly rare and rich in its hue represents this month’s birthstone. The deeper the green – the more precious the jewel! The emerald represents all matters of the heart. It is rumored to be able to open your mind to unconditional love and devotion. But Moms, I have to tell you . . . you won’t need an emerald to do that. The moment you lay eyes on your new May baby, you will immediately experience both of those unwavering emotions!

Lily of the Valley

Bouquet of lilies of the valley and handmade gift box on blue old paint wooden background.

Lily of the Valley flowers are also known as the May lily. This bloom has many meanings, including good luck, serenity, happiness, sweetness, prosperity, purity, innocence, and more.2 Common hawthorn tree is a flowering plant in the rose family that is also associated with May. It represents love and protection. There’s a lot of love and luck in these two, which means good things for your little babe.


Eating vegetables by child make them healthier

A couple of studies looked at disease risk in relation to a person’s birth month. We found it extremely interesting that one study from the University of Columbia found that people born in May have the lowest disease risk.3 Another study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association reviewed many diseases and revealed that some months, like May and July, had zero at-risk diseases.4 Fascinating!

The Greatest Gift of All

smiling woman looking at adorable son while sitting on floor with mothers day card and flowers

May is filled with fun holidays and warm, sunny days. There is a multitude of celebrations that your baby’s birthdate could fall on. The best gift of all is that your May baby will come during the month of YOU! You and your baby are celebrated in May since Mother’s Day falls on the second Sunday of the month each year. I don’t think any Mom could ask for a better gift. Here is a list of all the other fun festivities in May:

  • May 1: May Day, National Loyalty Day
  • May 2: National Truffle Day
  • May 3: National Chocolate Custard Day
  • May 4: National Star Wars Day (May the “Fourth” be with you), Bird Day
  • May 5: Cinco De Mayo (This margarita mocktail recipe is a fun way to celebrate!)
  • May 6: National Nurses Day
  • May 7: National Barrier Awareness Day
  • May 8: National Have a Coke Day, National Student Nurse Day
  • May 9: National Sleepover Day, National Moscato Day
  • May 10: National Clean Up Your Room Day (get the kids to celebrate!)
  • May 11: National Eat Whatever You Want Day
  • May 12: National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
  • May 13: National Apple Pie Day, National Fruit Cocktail Day
  • May 14: National Underground America Day
  • May 15: Peace Officers Awareness Day, National Chocolate Chip Day
  • May 16: National Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day, National Mimosa Day
  • May 17: National Graduation Tassel Day, National Cherry Cobbler Day
  • May 18: National Visit Your Relatives Day
  • May 19: National Devil’s Food Cake Day
  • May 20: National Rescue Dog Day
  • May 21: National American Red Cross Founders Day
  • May 22: World Paloma Day, National Buy a Musical Instrument Day
  • May 23: National Lucky Penny Day
  • May 24: Brothers Day
  • May 25: National Missing Children’s Day
  • May 26: National Paper Airplane Day
  • May 27: National Grape Popsicle Day
  • May 28: National Hamburger Day, National Brisket Day
  • May 29: National Paperclip Day
  • May 30: National Creativity Day
  • May 31: National Speak in Sentences Day, National Macaroon Day

Your Baby Among the Stars

Audrey Hepburn, Walk of Fame

It’s always fun and endearing to compare your kin with the likes of the famous and influential people they’re connected to. What better fun than to see who your new baby shares a birthday with? Here is a list of well-known people born in May:

  • May 1: Jamie Dornan
  • May 2: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, David Beckham, Ellie Kemper
  • May 3: Christina Hendricks, Dule Hill
  • May 4: Audrey Hepburn, Will Arnett, Kimora Lee, Lance Bass
  • May 5: Adele, Henry Cavill
  • May 6: George Clooney, Tom Bergeron, Adrianne Palicki
  • May 7: Breckin Meyer, Alexander Ludwig
  • May 8: Enrique Iglesias, Melissa Gilbert
  • May 9: Rosario Dawson, Albert Finney, Billy Joel
  • May 10: Bono, Kenan Thompson, Linda Evangelista
  • May 11: Frances Fisher
  • May 12: Emilio Estevez, Stephen Baldwin, Jason Biggs, Malin Akerman
  • May 13: Robert Pattinson, Stevie Wonder, Stephen Colbert
  • May 14: Cate Blanchett, George Lucas, Amber Tamblyn, Miranda Cosgrove
  • May 15: Jamie Lynn-Sigler, Chazz Palminteri
  • May 16: Megan Fox, Pierce Brosnan, Janet Jackson, Tori Spelling
  • May 17: Nikki Reed, Bill Paxton, Bob Saget
  • May 18: Tina Fey, George Strait
  • May 19: Rebecca Hall
  • May 20: Cher, Timothy Olyphant
  • May 21: Mr. T, Al Franken
  • May 22: Ginnifer Goodwin, Maggie Q
  • May 23: Drew Carey
  • May 24: Bob Dylan, Priscilla Presley, John C. Reilly, Queen Victoria, Patti LaBelle
  • May 25: Ian McKellen, Jamie Kennedy, Octavia Spencer, Ethan Suplee
  • May 26: Helena Bonham Carter, Stevie Nicks, Lenny Kravitz, Miles Davis
  • May 27: Joseph Gorden-Levitt
  • May 28: Kiley Minogue, Carey Mulligan
  • May 29: Annette Bening, Danny Elfman
  • May 30: Idina Menzel, Duncan Jones
  • May 31: Clint Eastwood, Colin Ferrell, Lea Thompson, Brooke Shields

We know this list is star-studded, but your own May baby is the most brilliant being born on any of these dates! Whether you are draped in all the world’s emeralds or not, you are destined to feel like the queen of your world when your little one arrives. Congratulations to all, and welcome our new May babies!

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